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of their unions slip away in the midwest. could it happen in california? >>> federal investigation into what caused a deadly crash involving a bay area bound amtrak train what we could learn in hours. [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, festive like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868. >>> federal investigators expected to release who or what was to blame in day deadly amtrak crash. the national transportation safety board is holding a hearing now. in june of last year the california zephyr was bound from chicago tomorrow ville at a crossing a truck slammed into the train six killed, 70 injured. monitoring equipment indicate the train's whistle, crossing lights and guard all worked some witnesses say they didn't there are lawsuits against amtrak and union pacific. >>> talks resume this afternoon to end weeklong strike keeping crab fishermen out of the water. negotiations to end the dispute brock off yesterday. crab -- broke off yesterday. beateners were getting $3 a pound b
valley 101 highway 1 exit. right now that exit is closed northbound because of flooding. the california king tides initiative wants everyone to document what is going on. these pictures are an example of what they want to see. they believe these pictures are powerful accelerating discussion of the california coastline of the future with a permanently higher sea level. >> open up a conversation in a way where it is no longer polarized and conflicting just a conversation of look, this is what we have that is at risk now, how can we build in such a way that communities are resilient to sea levels and climate change? >> reporter: the initiative wants to you help them document all of this, because they say, with the permanently rising tides this is what it is going to be looking like at some point down the road in california. the time to plan is now. if you would like to upload pictures that you might be able to take today or tomorrow, if you took some yesterday that would be great too go to abc7news.com click on see it on tv we have linked you to the king tides initiative, where you can go
. >>> short time ago california senator feinstein responded to the nra's controversial proposal. >> open to suggestions to make legislation better and more effective. should we have a conversation about school security? yes. should we have a conversation about mental illness and the culture of violence? yes. but we can't ignore the common denominator in all of these deadly massacres. access, easy access to killing machines. >> senator feinstein hopes to introduce a bill in the house of representatives limiting assault weapons. >>> developing news in washington president obama just nominated senator john kerry to join his cabinet. >>> scuffle over air jordans. bay area security guard hurt as hundreds try to get a pair of new shoes. . >>> developing news out of washington. president obama is nominating senator kerry to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. the president made the announcement moments ago. kerry served as chairman of the foreign relations commit -- committee. he lept to the front of the list for the job after u.n. ambassador rice withdrew her name last week. >>> in
to ring this friday the time of the shootings. >>> gigantic retirement fun for california teachers distancing itself from unexpected financial connection to the connecticut tragedy. the nation's second largest pension fund has more than 750 million dollars invested with cerberus, an equity firm that controls bushmaster maker of the rifle used in the school shooting this is youtube video showing how the firearms operate. this morning cerberus announced it was dropping its investment. >>> dick's sporting goods suspending sales of certain rifles in response to the tragedy. several california locations closest to the bay area in modesto, wal-mart has pulled a bushmaster rifle similar to the one used off its website. wal-mart is the nation's largest seller of guns and ammunition. >>> hollywood is reacting to the shooting by cancelling the premieres -- premiers of several films. actor jimmy fox who stars in the movie says the -- jamie foxx who stars in the movie says the entertainment industry needs to bear some responsibility. the premier of top cruise's movie was also postponed because
. >>> it is an oh my gosh moment! the royal baby news, many of >>> california's legal battle for marriage equality will have to wait for now. this morning the u.s. supreme court took no action on prop 8. the justices were expected to announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8. the high court also took no action on several cases involving the u.s. defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. the next conference will take place try day >>> oscar grant case in court again today unarmed oakland man shot to death by police officer johannes mehserle in 2009. officers for other officers involved in that shooting are appealing a federal judge's ruling they are not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >>> head of muni has a plan to appease critics of the city's central subway plan. muni chief wants to extent the central line through chinatown north along stockton street into north beach. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater on columbus and powell. north beach r
homeless california kwans free cell phones is one step closer to -- reality this morning. the chronicle poor and homeless residents would be issued phones so they can keep in touch with family and prospective employers. federal money would cover the cost. 36 other states have a similar plan. >>> number of san francisco apartments deemed to be nonsmoking couldz#z%h be -- coud be on the rise requiring landlords to classify apartments as smoking or nonsmoking. supporters stay landlords are mandated by law the number of noon smoking apartments will rise. it does not address the issue of marijuana smoke. >>> mike is back looking outside, think we are getting close some records, i'm pushing so hard. >> all morning it seems like you wanted record highs. close in a pew areas. oakland being -- in a few areas, oakland being one on the opinions la maybe not as much. -- the peninsula maybe not as much. vollmer peak, no clouds, a little breezy nothing outrageous, all the way towards mount lab toe from sutro, clear -- diablo, from mount sutro. let's look at live doppler. you can see cloud cover off o
at any moment check flight tracker on abc7news.com. >>> california highway patrol releasing new holiday enforcement figures, unfortunately, fatal collisions more than doubled in the bay area from a year ago 23 deadly crashes recorded in chp patrolled roads in 2011. 10 died. chp says fewer people were arrested for driving under the influence over this holiday weekend, 165 this year, compared to 188 a year ago. >> we have some great news during this holiday week some good samaritans are restoring a park in antioch damaged by arsonists a few months ago this is a wonderful effort by so many different groups to help i am >> reporter: it is. a big shocker out here, i think christmas arrived again today here in antioch this was supposed to be a ceremony where pg&e presented a big check to a group call take back antioch to help rebuild this park. the next thing, pg&e puts in more money and an assemblyman is putting in more, as of right now they've got all they need to rebuild this park this is the low point here at city park in antioch. this is what the to the lot looked like after it burned in
to slowdown in california when it starts to rain. >> the rain brings beauty like the rainbow in the south bay. jewel can tell you about rainbows. >> they are pretty and they are colorful with red and blue and they even have brown and black. if there are no colors it's just a black rainbow it wouldn't be like that. >> and in the sanity cruz mountains, the heavy mist came down for hours and hours. they were thinking about what rain does for her schedule at school. >> we watch a move. >> what is the move today? >> i don't know. >> what do you want it to be? >> and some people weren't thinking much about the rain at you will all? >> no. >> doesn't make you late for work? >> no, i live close by. weather is kind of nothing to you? >> it doesn't matter. [ laughter ] >> i'm going to stay down here in the santa clara valley and look for some of those white and black rainbows that she was talking about. >> if you find them be sure to let us know. >> you saw the video around burlingame. we got an alert, southbound 280 at hillcrest avenue that is millbrae, all the lanes are closed right now except for on
. >>> california public utilities commission has just voted unanimously to allow pg&e to raise its rates. the upgrades come in the wake of the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people two years ago. taxpayers will pay additional 299 million dollars to pg&e but that is 39% less than pg&e requested. >>> the city of oakland holding more than $300,000 in overpaid parking tickets. audit shows the excess fines have gone unclaimed because oakland hasn't notified people as required by state law. $316,000 in overpaid fines reports from 2010 to 2011. as a result, the city is putting a refund process into place. >>> america's best selling car is getting the worst marks in a new crash test the camry earned a poor rating in recent tests the group says the front end crash pushed the air bag out of the way so it did little to protect the test dummy's head. the prius hybrid wagon performed poorly only the 2013 accord and suzuki suzuki received top rating of good. >>> new concerns about marijuana and prescription --@sé prescription drug use among teens. 20% of high school seniors adm
to something that doesn't happen often in california. a tornado has touched down in watsonville. look at the damage, crews are cleaning up from the mess left from the tornado that touched down saturday it ripped the roof off several large greenhouses at a nursery. that nursery is a quarter mile from the coast. scrambling to save hundreds and hundreds of plants. >>> mike has been following>3jlu the path of the tornado and he's following the next storm headed right now to the bay area. >>> right now you can see green, healthier returns showing up in the east bay valley, stretching towards the shore stopping short of the south bay all evaporating before it reaches the ground. even farther north up around benicia towards fairfield, vacaville, pulling away from american canyon and napa, all evaporating. sprinkle is all we are dealing with now. into the next couple of hours sprinkles, light rain tonight snow level 3,000 feet with this storm. with the past storm that tornado was a waterspout it came ashore near watsonville, the path was about a mile long, winds of around 75 miles per hour, d
for produce will be free. 51 other cities and conties in california, including san jose, -- san francisco and san mateo already impose bans. >>> stanford football team going for practice until tomorrow's rose bowl the first appearance at the huge game since 1972, the team they are facing the wisconsin badgers making their third appearance in the rose bowl. stanford hopes to counterñbqiat experience with the hope of star running back taylor. he became the all-time leading rusher this year. >> sports anchor mike shumann is heading to pasadena to cover the rose bowl his reports will air right here tomorrow. >>> what is the weather going to be like? >> dry but cold mike you said? >> absolutely, stay in bed many we'll be here. let's look outside. good morning. look how blue the water is, look how blue the sky is, almost mirroring each other, find fast tick shot, sun angle showing you -- fantastic shot, sun angle showing you it is late in the day. east bay hills, east bay valleys going to have frost again tonight. 11:21 you can see doppler spinning on mount omnium, picking up all that dry air
damaged. he says the california conservation grove will shore up the levee temporarily until this summer. [ inaudible ] >> we would like to get people out of fema and have 10000 year capacity of water flows to go -- 100 year to have water flows to >> reporter: the project is supposed to last 18 months, maybe two years maybe by 2015, major flood problem here along this creek will have been taken care of. palo alto, terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> right now search crews looking for suspected drunk driver who took a dangerous plunge in the north bay while running from police that search is happening near the college of marin on sir francis drake boulevard. amy hollyfield is live there with the latest. >> reporter: they just called off the search. there's no sign of him. officials say they aren't sure what that means. video from overnight they were searching from 1 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. then they started again this morning this started with when they tried to stop a man for a possible dui they say he took off running from his car this was around midnight on sir francis drake boulevard. officers
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